What Does The Deck Say? August 3, 2023

Tavaglione's Stairs of Gold Tarot: Page of Coins, 9 of Cups, & 2 of Swords. ©US Games Systems.

Today’s cards: Page of Coins, 9 of Cups, & 2 of Swords.

If you never try, you’ll never succeed. You have heard that axiom so much that you’ll likely succeed in throwing the next person that says it to your face. But the scarcity of words hides a painful truth: You can’t succeed alone. So today, rather than trying to brute force the thing again, ask for help and work with your friend to make the thing happen. After all, you’re going to need a witness to confirm that you did the thing!


Tavaglione’s Stairs of Gold Tarot is a richly decorated esoteric book in the form of 78 tarot cards. Sometimes wildly diverging from Waite’s road, the deck can read as slim as necessary and as deep as the reader is willing to focus. Tavaglione’s Stairs of Gold Tarot is ©US Games Systems.

What Does The Deck Say” is a weekday series of 3 card pulls from a cartomancy deck. No context or query is given to frame what the cards say as the posts are reading samples and not personal instruction. The result is sometimes humorous, sometimes serious, and usually surprising. All readers are invited to leave a comment about what they perceive in the random spread as each person will interact with the cards in their own way.

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